Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Meeting New Friends

I had a great time yesterday! I was able to meet another blogger friend in person, Yvonne from Mumzie's Pumpkin Patch. I had found out a while back that we had quite a bit in common, foremost being that we both have Scottish Terriers and that we lived in the same little town! We made appointments for my Maggie and her Conner to go to the groomers and we went downtown and sat and had coffee and tea at the local little sandwich shop and talked (boy did we talk) and got to know each other. What a great gal. Thanks for the wonderful time, Yvonne! Here's to many more.

This is a picture of the dogs at the groomers. It's a kennel/grooming salon and is a very nice facility. The best part is that they truly love the dogs. Conner is older than Maggie and is a large size Scotty. Very regal and magnificent. He's also soooooooooo much calmer than Maggie.

"Hey, is she still there. She is just driving me crazy!", says Conner to Little Miss Fluffy White.

Can you see what this is? Oh, the saga of Maggie and the Sprinkler System continues! It's the top of a sprinkler valve! Maggie left it at the back door as a gift.

I will take any and all suggestions as to what to do with her penchant for sprinklers. I do buy her all kinds of chew toys and rawhide bones. She get's all kinds of love and attention but to no avail. I think I'll call the Betty Ford Clinic and see if they have room for her. It's got to be an addiction! Maybe Celebrity Rehab would like her on their show? Hmmmmmm.

I'm going off on a quilting retreat with my quilting group, The Busy Bees. There are eleven of us and this will be our eighth retreat up in the foothills near Sonora, California at the same facility. We arrive on Friday noon and leave Monday noon. We mostly quilt but we also knit, read, and watch movies. I bring up my big box of "chick flicks" and Fried Green Tomatoes and The Calendar Girls are always on the top of our list to watch. I just purchased The Secret Life of Bees so we'll for sure watch that, also. It's a great time with lots of laughter and fun. The conference grounds that owns the house we stay at delivers our meals to us -gourmet meals, mind you. Aaaahhhhhh. So for the rest of today and tomorrow I'm going to get all my gear together. When I return I'll hopefully have some great pictures and stories to tell!

See you next week!


Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, let us know if you like The Secret Life of Bees...I have been meaning to watch that.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- does poor lil' Maggie have any teeth left? Maybe the sprinklers "attacked" her one day and she's teaching them a lesson. She's too, too cute!

Have a great time at your retreat -- it sounds wonderful!

Lallee said...

What a fun way to pass the grooming time. It sounds like everybody had fun.

I'm so sorry about your sprinkler debacle. Maggie is being a stinker! Good thing she is adorable.